Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 20) Grandma.

On a visit to his grandma, the salesman listened while she complained about the high cost of living.

"When I was a girl," she said, "you could go out with twenty cents and come back home with a dozen eggs, two pints of milk, a pound of bacon, half a pound of tea and a fresh chicken."

"That's inflation for you," said the salesman.

"It has nothing to do with inflation," she snapped.  "It's all those darn security cameras that shops have nowadays!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that they can learn a lot from their elders.   By listening to their advice you can not only profit from their past successes but you learn to avoid making the same mistakes they made throughout their career.

"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair."  -  Sam Ewing